The best of Philadelphia! This 4 day trip in Philadelphia is a mix of American history, art, gardens, great food and fun neighborhood restaurants. Plus, a quick day trip by train to NYC.
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North America4 days / June 2022
Highs & Lows
Philadelphia has so much American history and charming streets.
It hit 92 degrees one day.
I moved to Philadelphia at the end of 2021. This is my favorite itinerary for 3-4 days in Philadelphia. Some favorite excursions include walking the Old City and learning more about American history, visiting the many city parks and squares, and snacking through the famous Reading Terminal Marketing. Plus, a side trip to the incredible, Longwood Garden, a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and then squeezing in a quick day trip to New York City.
Q & A
How was the food?
Philadelphia: Parc, The Love, a.kitchen + bar, and Barclay Prime, are all upscale near Rittenhouse. Morimoto, Talula's Garden, and Buddakan near Old Town. Suraya is incredible and located in the Fishtown neighborhood. Reading Terminal Market has lots of great affordable food options.
What tips would you give a friend?
I would suggest hiring a guide for a historic tour of Old City. Their storytelling and knowledge really enhance the experience.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat if it's warm/sunny. Plan to dress up a bit for the nicer restaurants.
The city of Philadelphia (and NYC) is very walkable, and it's easy to get an Uber/Lyft. You will need a car to get out to Longwood Gardens. I rented a car for the day via Turo.
I booked the Hyatt Centric City direct. For tours, I've used GetYourGuide and Tours By Locals.